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  1. Preface
  2. Part 1: On-Prem Operations
  3. Part 2: Parameter and Element Reference
  4. Appendix A: JSON Schema
  5. Appendix B: Geocode Countries
  6. Appendix C: Certified Mode Values

Developer Guide

Developer Guide

Certified Mode Verification for Canada Addresses

Certified Mode Verification for Canada Addresses

To verify Canada addresses in certified mode, install the
CAN_ADV_VRF_C01_000_6_0_0.MD6
database with valid license keys. The
CAN_ADV_VRF_C01_000_6_0_0.MD6
database contains the PoCAD (Point of Call Address Data).
Address Verification is SERP 2020 compliant. SERP 2020 compliance ensures that Address Verification adheres to the following changes to the postal rules and regulations set by Canada Post:
  • If the input suite number is outside the only range available for the address in PoCAD, Address Verification marks that address as not valid. When the input postal code maps to a Large Volume Receiver (LVR), Address Verification copies the suite number from the input address to the output address even if the suite number does not match any database entry that contains the correct single suite‐civic number combination.
  • If the range‐based PoCAD has only one address associated with a civic street and if the input address does not match the address in the database, Address Verification marks that address as not valid or noncorrectable.
  • If the range‐based PoCAD contains a Type 2 record that does not have a route identifier or a delivery mode identifier for a rural address, Address Verification handles that address in the same way that it handles Type 1 addresses. However, the following conditions apply to the handling of rural civic addresses:
    • If the input address does not have a match in the range‐based PoCAD and the postal code of the input address has a corresponding Type 4 address in the range‐based PoCAD, Address Verification marks the address as VQ (Valid but questionable) in the SERP category enrichment.
    • If the input address is a rural address with a street that has no civic street number, Address Verification adds the civic street number when a unique correction is possible. If no unique civic street can be added to the input address, Address Verification rejects the address.
Note that Post Office Box numbers from 99900 through 99905 in Canada denote Deliver to Post Office (DTPO) addresses for retail outlet locations. Addresses with Post Office Box numbers from 99900 through 99905 are specifically meant for parcel delivery and should not be used for other mail items.


Updated July 30, 2020